Definitions for flourflaʊər, ˈflaʊ ər
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fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
cover with flour
"flour fish or meat before frying it"
convert grain into flour
Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.
Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.
To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
Origin: Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest part" of meal
the finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard
to grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat
to sprinkle with flour
Origin: [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. flr flower, flour. See Flower.]
Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple throughout the Americas. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central Europe, and rice can also be used in flour, though this is relatively uncommon.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Ground up seed of WHEAT.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'flour' in Nouns Frequency: #2916
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The flour is more expensive than the bread, we see increasing risks.
In the past they have accused us bakers of stealing and working in the black market for flour.
The Houthis are only allowing vegetables to pass through into the city center, there is hardly any meat or flour left. People are starving. They are really struggling to eat.
Simple carbs, the kind found in sugary, white flour foods like pastries, crackers, and cookies, spike Alissa Rumsey blood sugar levels quickly, then leave them plunging soon after.
The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.
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Translations for flour
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- دقيق, طحينArabic
- брашно̀, набрашнявамBulgarian
- farinaCatalan, Valencian
- мѫка, ⰿⱘⰽⰰOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Mehl, bemehlenGerman
- σκόνη, αλευρώνω, αλεύριGreek
- jauho, jauhe, jauhottaa, jauhotFinnish
- fariner, farine, enfarinerFrench
- min, flùrScottish Gaelic
- liszt, belisztezHungarian
- tepung, tepung teriguIndonesian
- ម្សៅ, ម្សៅមីKhmer
- 밀가루, 가루Korean
- ard, arvan, ئاردKurdish
- MielLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- पिठो, आटोNepali
- meel, bloemDutch
- mjøl, melNorwegian
- akʼáánNavajo, Navaho
- ਆੱਟਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- мука́, порошо́к, пыльRussian
- brȁšno, бра̏шноSerbo-Croatian
- mjöl, mjölaSwedish
- un, uunTurkmen
- harina, arinaTagalog
- ئۇنUyghur, Uighur
- бо́рошно, мука́Ukrainian
- bột, phấnVietnamese
- farene, fleur, poudeWalloon
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